Where people at the age of 75 are usually thinking about savings, pension and taking a back seat, an old lady in Western Australia literally jumped on to the driving seat.
Winnie Sampie, a resident of Port Hedland, obtained her provisional license last week just so she could take her sister to the doctors, reports UNILAD.
Though Winnie had learned to drive during her youthful days, she never bothered to get a license made until last week when her sister required regular visits to the doctor's clinic.
Speaking to NITV, she said:
I was planning on getting it for a long, long time but I know everybody thought I left it too late.
Despite being determined to get a license, it was difficult for Winnie due to her ripe age.
Tanya Holman, Winnie's instructor, said that Winnie was the oldest participant they ever had.
She had a Learner’s permit [and] she did go to other driving schools, but it gets expensive. A lot of the time, Winnie said she had to stop having lessons. There were big breaks in between. She couldn’t afford it. She’s on a pension.
Despite struggling a bit with the hazard perception test, simply because she never used a computer, Winnie passed her driving test in the first attempt.
I’m so proud of myself for achieving that. It took me a long time but I got it.
With an approved license, Winnie is now looking forward to having her own car and doing more stuff than she had earlier imagined.